HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Contractor fined for potential asbestos risk

    27 Nov 2014, 3:00 pm
    A County Durham contractor has been sentenced after illegally removing asbestos from a garage, putting himself, other workers and the householder at risk of exposure.
  • Baking firm fined after worker injured

    27 Nov 2014, 2:30 pm
    The 41-year-old, of Hebburn, South Tyneside, was attempting to identify a fault on a hot tin slat conveyor belt at Warburtons’ premises on the Newburn Industrial Estate when the incident happened on 22 October 2013. 
  • Top award for HSE legal eagles

    27 Nov 2014, 2:00 pm
    The Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency (EA) have been presented with a top award at the recent Annual GLS Prosecutors Conference. 
  • Architects fined for safety failings in care home construction

    27 Nov 2014, 11:00 am
    A firm of architects has been fined for safety failings in the construction of a new timber frame care home in Hemlington.
  • Contractor’s safety failings led to employee’s life-changing injuries

    27 Nov 2014, 10:30 am
    A Melksham construction company has been prosecuted after a crane operator suffered an electric shock when the equipment he was using came into contact with overhead power lines.
  • Furniture manufacturer sentenced over worker’s hand injury

    27 Nov 2014, 10:00 am
    Furniture manufacturer Ercol has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered severe injuries when his hand was caught in poorly-guarded machinery.
  • Farm SHADs diary – Rocester event added

    27 Nov 2014, 9:00 am
    A further agriculture Safety and Health Awareness Day has been added to the 2015 diary – JCB World Headquarters, Rocester, Staffordshire on 13 February.
  • Rochdale company in court over worker’s severe chemical burns

    26 Nov 2014, 4:30 pm
    A Rochdale fabric firm has been fined £10,000 after an employee fell into a vat of bleach and suffered severe chemical burns over most of his body.
  • HSE jobs – Biohazard Scientist, HSL

    26 Nov 2014, 4:00 pm
    To support knowledge based research and reviews of evidence to assess the hazard potential and risk factors for work involving exposure to biohazards. The work will require broad knowledge of toxicology, immunology and microbiology. Close date for ...
  • HSE jobs – Scientist: Real Time Measurement, HSL

    26 Nov 2014, 3:00 pm
    Laboratory technician to provide testing and calibration of real time monitors and vapour filters and to run the Equipment Exchange management system. Close date for applications is 19 December 2014.
  • BHSEA: Face fit testing of tight-fitting respirators – Birmingham, 8 December 2014

    26 Nov 2014, 2:30 pm
    Afternoon meeting of Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association, includes presentation and computer linked demonstrations on face fit testing procedures.
  • Company fined after worker scalded

    25 Nov 2014, 10:00 am
    A Hartlepool-based food ingredients company has been fined after an employee was scalded by hot cleaning solution whilst working on an industrial cooking vessel.
  • Fine for Rotherham company over worker’s severed fingers

    24 Nov 2014, 3:00 pm
    A Rotherham manufacturing firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee’s fingers were crushed and severed in an unguarded machine.
  • Construction firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

    21 Nov 2014, 2:30 pm
    A Glasgow-based construction company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was severely injured when he was crushed under nearly two tonnes of plasterboard.
  • HSE jobs – Computer/Data Scientist, HSL

    21 Nov 2014, 11:00 am
    The post holder will provide scientific support in the area of Computer Science analysis expertise, and assist with the design, development and management of solutions for clients. Close date for applications is 16 December 2014.